Um, what in the heck did I just read??

Confused? Yes, me too. Recently, I received an email from the website They emailed me to inform me that their study looked at the most dangerous cities in the state of Louisiana, and Shreveport came in as the 7th most dangerous city in our state.

Like most WalletHub-type emails, I didn't bother reading this one. I mean it's the same old story over and over and over again. That would be like being a radio DJ and constantly talking about the Barksdale Bubble every time you hit a writer's block.

Then, they sent a follow-up email and I guess you can say I got a little curious.

Once I clicked on their link, I had a great laugh at the very first graphic I came across.

Sure, LawnStarter did rank our cities to find the most dangerous, using metrics like assault, battery, murder, ect. By using those metrics, according to this website, Shreveport rated as the 7th most dangerous city.

That, of course, is not humorous. However, directly next to that graphic, they also listed Louisiana safest cities based on the same metrics. What did they find? That Shreveport is the 8th safest city in Louisiana.

So not only are we one of the most dangerous cities in Louisiana, but we're also one of the safest, go figure!


Check out the full article by clicking HERE.



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